America, there have been 45 mass shootings in the past month alone. When will it ever be enough to end the violence? There are more guns in this country than people. I am not against guns, I am against bullet holes in children and adults. We have a universal right to feel safe, it is violated time and time again. Wear a mask, lock up your guns, protect your children from the trauma of violence because it will haunt them all of days of their lives. Civility is a sign of strength and humanity. Care about your neighbors. Rant over, sadness continues, but it will not stop me from speaking out.
Published by Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN
Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, is a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), currently in her 22nd year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District. Robin is the Director for New Jersey to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Board. She is proud to be a Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Fellow and past Program Mentor. Robin is the honored recipient of multiple awards for her work in school nursing and population health. These awards include, 2019 and 2020 National Association of School Nurses President’s Award, 2018 NCSN School Nurse of the Year, 2017 Johnson & Johnson School Nurse of the Year, and the New Jersey Department of Health 2017 Population Health Hero Award. Robin serves as faculty in the School Nurse Certificate Program at Rutgers University-Camden School of Nursing, where she teaches the next generation of school nurses. She was presented the 2018 Rutgers University – Camden Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for Part-time Faculty. Robin writes a weekly blog called The Relentless School Nurse. She also writes a monthly column in My American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. Robin’s work is included as a case study in The Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030. You can follow Robin on Twitter at @RobinCogan.
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3 thoughts on “The Relentless School Nurse: The Other Epidemic”
So continuedly, tragically true. Our seemingly endless blood lust continues. I have some hope that this now is finally being seen as the epidemic it is and that research, and action will follow.
Yes Robin! Also, a lot of attention is paid to mass shootings, but not enough attention paid to daily shootings here in Chicago. BIPOC people are heavily affected but this and it doesn’t get enough media attention. It’s almost like people are now desensitized to it!
I agree with you Kathy. Thank you for your message.